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Keeping Faith | [Jodi Picoult]

Keeping Faith

Mariah has just discovered her husband Colin is having his second affair. During the divorce process, their seven-year-old daughter, Faith, meets an imaginary friend who may be God. Amidst much controversy, Colin sues for custody of Faith, compelling Mariah to find her inner strength.
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Publisher's Summary

Mariah has just discovered her husband Colin is having his second affair. During the divorce process, their seven-year-old daughter, Faith, meets an imaginary friend who may be God. Amidst much controversy, Colin sues for custody of Faith, compelling Mariah to find her inner strength.

New York Times best-selling author Jodi Picoult masterfully captures human relationships in her powerful novels.

©2006 Jodi Picoult; (P)2006 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"Picoult gets better and better with each book...this is an entrancing novel. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

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    Joicey Bahama, NC, United States 03-19-13
    Joicey Bahama, NC, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another improbabable situation"
    How could the performance have been better?

    The reader was pretty much as whiney as the "victim"


    Any additional comments?

    An improbable situation, with characters acting in reprehensible ways. Protagonist is quite the victim - but really?? Stigmata? A custody battle. An evangelical atheist turned lover & believer? Oh brother.

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    Josie Cochrane Port Saint Lucie, FL 02-26-13
    Josie Cochrane Port Saint Lucie, FL 02-26-13 Member Since 2015

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    "Unusual Story."

    I love this author. Her stories are totally different from anyone else's, and are always heart rending as well as loving, funny, and real. I'm always interested I. Whatever this author publishes.

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    Nonnie 10-29-12
    Nonnie 10-29-12
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    "An enjoyable, entertaining read"

    Light reading, but I looked forward to each session with my nano! The ending was surprising and provocative; it left me wondering...

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    Juliann United States 09-01-12
    Juliann United States 09-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The faith of a child"
    What did you love best about Keeping Faith?

    I liked how the Mother and Grandmother believed the child was seeing God and did not try to dissuade her from her experience. She had the faith of a child in that she was not afraid of what she was seeing and did not try to hide the experience or exploit it. It seemed that she was not even aware of her "healing" power until the end. I do think that it brought out the fact that all children react to divorce.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked the guardian. She came with an open mind and was not afraid to retract her recommendation when it became apparent that the mother was not harming her child.


    Have you listened to any of Julia Gibson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I am unsure.


    If you could rename Keeping Faith, what would you call it?

    The Faith of a Child


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    Carol A. Smith 06-01-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Very disappointing"

    It's hard to tell if the story is a good one or not. The narrator reads so slowwwwwly that it's almost impossible to get any sense of the protagonist. The flat affect doesn't help, either. I realize she's trying to play a part, but it's dull and ineffective. I don't know if I'll be able to finish it......

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    Catherine 02-10-11
    Catherine 02-10-11
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    "forced and predictable"

    I found the storyline to be forced or manipulative, like the characters did whatever the writer needed them to do to further the storyline. I didn't think that it was particularly even handed in the question of "to believe or not to believe (in God)." If you are a believer, you might like to have your choice validated, but I didn't find it believable or compelling.

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    Gosling Gloucester, ON, Canada 11-03-10
    Gosling Gloucester, ON, Canada 11-03-10
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    "Not one of her best works"

    I enjoyed the book at the beginning but found the ending to be a little dull. It's not one of her best works and I have read a number of them.

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    Cid LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 06-22-10
    Cid LAGUNA BEACH, CA, United States 06-22-10 Member Since 2002
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    "Couldn't Get Through It"

    I really loved My Sisters Keeper, it brought up so many complex issues, and wove together a many layered story. Keeping Faith was surprisingly one dimensional and predictable. I didn't make it to the end of the story.

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    Claudia Chicago, IL, USA 03-11-10
    Claudia Chicago, IL, USA 03-11-10
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    "Not the best!"

    I'm a big fan of Jodi Picoult. With this book however I found myself feeling a bit bored at the beginning. I decided to give the book more time but I'm not really interested in going back. Should I give it another try?

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    Ruth 03-03-10
    Ruth 03-03-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Keeping Faith"

    I enjoyed this book very much.

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